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James Wan To Deliver #MacGyver Reboot

THR is reporting 20th Century Fox Television is rebooting The A-Team , CBS is bringing MacGyver back to the small screen, Based on the Richard Dean Anderson starrer that ran for seven seasons on ABC, the CBS take is described as a reimagining of the television series of the same name, following a 20-something MacGyver as he gets recruited into a clandestine organization where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening. NCIS: Los Angeles' R. Scott Gemmill will pen the script and executive produce the CBS Television Studios drama while staying on board the CBS procedural. Henry Winkler, who exec produced the original series, is on board to serve in the same capacity alongside James Wan's Atomic Monster head of production Michael Clear. Wan (Aquaman, Mortal Kombat, Saw) will exec produce and direct the potential pilot and would segue into TV with the project. CBS is keeping mum on how large of a commitment the new

Fox Nabs The Punisher. Heading To Television

In one of the last big drama deals this buying season, Fox has handed a put pilot commitment to The Punisher , a series based on the Marvel comic from Ed Bernero and ABC Studios. This is one of two high-profile sales for former Criminal Minds showrunner Ed Bernero. He also has high-concept Western spec The Eye set up at ABC. The Punisher is described as an hour-long procedural with a Marvel signature and a new take on one of the comic book giant’s iconic characters, Frank Castle , a rising star detective with the New York Police Department who moonlights as the vigilante Punisher , seeking justice for those the system has failed. Bernero will executive produce along with Marvel. This marks the first sale this season and the first one ever outside of ABC for Disney-owned Marvel, which is developing TV series based on its properties through ABC Studios. Last season, the company set up Hulk with Guillermo del Toro and David Eick and AKA Jessica Jones with Melissa Rosenberg at ABC

Zombieland Could Make It's Way To Television

Fox is looking for its own set of zombies. Fresh off the record-breaking ratings for Sunday's Season 2 premiere of AMC's The Walking Dead , the network and Sony Pictures Television are developing a potential half-hour comedy based on the Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone starrer Zombieland . The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Fox and SPT are in development on a half-hour comedy version of the 2009 feature from producer Gavin Polone, as first reported by Vulture . The project would be written by feature scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and produced through feature distributor Columbia's sibling unit, Sony Pictures Television with an eye on putting the project into development for the 2012-13 broadcast season. The feature film grossed $75.6 million, with a sequel in the works for next year. A potential TV series, Polone told the site, would replace a big-screen follow-up. The news comes as Walking Dead, the Andrew Lincoln starrer based on

Danny Glover Joins Fox's "Touch" Kiefer Sutherland

Danny Glover has been cast in Touch , Fox’s likely midseason drama starring Kiefer Sutherland , sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter . From Heroes creator Tim Kring , the drama pilot revolves around a father ( Sutherland ) and his autistic and mute son ( David Mazouz ) who can predict events before they happen. As first reported by TV Line, Glover will play Arthur DeWitt , a professor who works with gifted children. The drama marks Kring’s first series since Heroes and Sutherland’s first since 24 . Production on Touch will begin soon now that Sutherland has completed his run on Broadway in the revival of Jason Miller’s That Championship Season. Kring penned the script and is executive producing with Sutherland, Katherine Pope and Peter Chernin for 20th Television and Chernin Entertainment. Glover’s most recent TV credits include episodes of Human Target, My Name Is Earl and an arc on Brothers & Sisters. Please Leave A Comment-

Glee 3D Singing Into Theaters In August

When I first saw a preview of the show at Comic-Con 2009, I just knew this show was going to be big, but 20th Century Fox TV and film divisions have partnered to produce GLEE LIVE! 3D! , a feature film based on the upcoming Glee Live! In Concert! North American tour. Never thought this would happen. The studio plans to release the film for a two-week engagement starting Aug. 12. Gleeks who were unable to get tickets will be able to catch the concert in 3D. The tour starred 14 members of the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning TV show, and the film will also feature behind-the-scenes moments. The feature will be directed by Fame helmer Kevin Tancharoen. Given the rabid following that Ryan Murphy's show has, this seems like as good as a cash machine for the studio. It worked for Sony on the Michael Jackson documentary This Is It! (whose limited run was extended, something that always seems to happen), and Paramount cleaned up with the Justin Bieber documentary Never Say Never. The

Steven Spielberg's Terra Nova Clip "Welcome Home"

Terra Nova may not be debuting until the fall, but Fox has a new promo to tide you over. "Welcome to Terra Nova folks. Welcome home." Terra Nova was originally slated for a special two-night preview on Fox in late May, but it was announced earlier this month that the ambitious Steven Spielberg -produced project would be pushed so the visual effects would have ample time "to be realized." Watch the trailer after the Jump... The show begins in the year 2149, a time when all life on planet Earth is threatened with extinction. In an effort to save the human race, scientists develop a portal allowing travel 85 million years back in time to prehistoric Earth. The Shannon family (father Jim, his wife Elisabeth, and their three children Josh, Maddy and Zoe) join the tenth pilgrimage of settlers to Terra Nova, the first human colony on the other side of the temporal doorway. However, they are unaware that the colony is in the middle of a group of carnivorous din